Coronavirus Updates:

Trial Lessons and Vouchers are now valid until the end of 2021.  More information


Coronavirus Update, 8th February 2021

Instructor Flying Allowed

Banbury Gliding Club has been advised by the Government that gliding is allowed to maintain the currency and safety of the club’s Gliding Instructors. As such a number of flights will be carried out during the current lockdown period until either the advice changes or this current lockdown ends.  These flights will comply with the strict guidance specified by the CAA & DfT.
Further updates will be issued here in due course.

Whether you are an experienced pilot or wish to experience the thrill of silent flight with a great-value Gliding Trial Lesson or perhaps our Introductory Membership or our in-depth Learn to Fly course, you’re in the right place. 


With excellent facilities, access to experienced and friendly instructors, a dry field all year round and an open countryside for exploration, you’ve made the right choice to visit us.


Banbury Gliding Club is based at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, near to both junctions 10 and 11 of the M40, allowing easy access from London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bicester, Bedford, Oxford and beyond. 

BGC in a nutshell..


Banbury Gliding Club, founded in 1966, provides Trial Lessons, Introductory Memberships  as well as Learn to Fly options. These excellently priced packages include launch and glider hire fees, all instruction, briefings, logbook and more.


Our experiences also come as a gift-voucher, making them ideal gifts for birthdays, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, wedding gifts and Christmas. We also offer Corporate Days and Group Flying, perfect for office-outings, school activities, family events or just groups of friends. Whatever your occasion, gliding is the perfect day out!